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[audio]At Ninety: The World's First Jewish Sit-Down Comedian - Yiddish Book Center
We visit with Anita Garlick, a ninety-year old 'sit-down' Jewish comedian who came to comedy late in life. Anita's comedy draws from her Jewish roots and her early exposure to the Borscht Belt comedians. Episode 082 June, 2014 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, Massachusetts
Keywords: Anita Garlick; Jewish comedians; Borscht Belt comedians; stand-up comedy; Tune in!; Yiddish Book Center
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[audio]Allan Sherman: The Backstory - Yiddish Book Center
Aaron Lansky visits with Mark Cohen, author of the recently released Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman. We learn about Sherman - whose songs are legendary to a generation - and the representation of Jews in popular culture in the early 1960s. Cohen helps us understand who Sherman was and where he fits into the landscape of twentieth century Jewish comedians. Sherman influenced many great contemporary comics including Larry David, Jason Alexander, and Jerry Seinfeld...
Keywords: Allan Sherman; Mark Cohen; Jewish comedians; Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman; Aaron Lansky
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